A change to the club calendar meant for the first time in quite a number of years there was no coach trip to the seaside town for the half marathon and fun run. Despite that and adverse weather conditions, four Eccleshill Road Runners made the trip over to take part. The Bridlington Half Marathon was first held in 1983 and still attracts a large field of runners from far and wide. Many regulars will know that previous years have brought many different weather conditions on the day, this year was the turn of wind and rain! Amber warnings were in place for the weekend and forecasters unfortunately didn’t get it wrong! Runners had to battle wind and rain from start to finish! The race was originally staged by the local football team, but for many years has been organised by members of Bridlington Road Runners for the enjoyment of runners throughout the region. The course starts on the sea-front then heads off out into the countryside via Sewerby, Flamborough and Bempton before returning to Bridlington. One more loop out to Sewerby, passing through Sewerby Hall grounds this time, before returning to Bridlington via the cliff tops before dropping back down to the sea-front finish, normally lined with supporters, finishers had a deserted run to the finish line. Storming home first for the blue and whites was Claire Hern in 1:33:38 followed by Robert Sutton 1:54:57, Sarah Rawlings 2:02:18 and Brian Perfitt 2:06:29. Well done all, fantastic running in adverse conditions.